Erik Redmond a.k.a. DJ Richterscale

Riverside, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I have the ability to mix old music and new music in a fluid and non-robotic way. I am always reading the room for the right song to play at the perfect time. My ability to customize the experience for my clients has given me the strongest reviews. I also get out from behind the DJ booth and interact with clients and guests in a tasteful and fun way.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I work with persons of all ages. From 50th wedding anniversaries and mutli-year high school reunions to elementary school events and Sweet Sixteen parties, I take the time to prepare playlists and refresh them often to make sure they will create the desired effect.

Location

Riverside, CA 92506

Background check

Complete

Years in business

10

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

222

Reviews

127 Reviews
  • Shelby S. Jul 26, 2017
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    DJ Erik was seriously the best! Before going into our first phone call with him my fiancé and I thought we needed to have questions to ask him but right when we started the conversation Erik smoothly transitioned through our wedding timeline and had so many great questions and suggestions for us. During the wedding his professionalism showed and everyone loved his dancing music! I would highly recommend him! :)
  • Elaine C. Jun 8, 2017
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    Great DJ definitely read the crowd really well and on time!
  • Nick W. Jun 7, 2017
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    Erik was amazing! From start to finish he was a true professional. He was on point all night and even provided us with a timeline to structure our wedding. My wife and I had no help planning and if it was not for Erik's suggestions/timeline and ideas our night may have turned out a lot different. I know he nailed it because my wife confirmed it was the best day of her life! I would recommend Erik to anyone and he is worth every penny! I also tipped him for providing such a valuable service! All around great guy and wants to make sure his clients are satisfied! Thank you so much Erik!!!!
  • Nicole S. May 23, 2017
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    I first found out about DJ Richterscale (Erik) on Thumbtack. It was about 2 months before our wedding and the DJ we originally hired was no longer able to DJ for us. I went on thumbtack and received a bunch of responses to my post but DJ Richterscale stood out to us. We contacted him immediately and he was quick to respond and able to meet with us within a few days. Within the first 5 minutes of meeting him we knew it was only for the best that our first DJ didn’t work out. We met with him for about an hour and he already had a good idea of what kind of music we liked and didn’t like. Within a few days he sent us a ton of music choices for all of the dances (mother/son, father/daughter, cake cutting, etc.). The day of our wedding Erik was awesome! He set up everything he needed for the ceremony only to find out by the wedding coordinator that it all had to be moved. He was able to quickly move everything around and get settled before the ceremony was set to start. Also, our wedding coordinator had to leave the reception early and Erik was able to take over and keep things going. He was the one to coordinate the grand entrance, the toasts, releasing tables to eat, the cake cutting, the bouquet toss/garter removal and all of the dancing in between. He also worked with our photographers and videographers to make sure they knew what was next so they were ready to film. The Party- DJ Richterscale was AMAZING! He was so good at reading the crowd to see what type of music everyone liked to keep the party going. He is a true DJ and the music flowed so effortlessly from one song to the next. Everyone had so much fun at our wedding and it is all thanks to DJ Richterscale. He played all of the music we requested and allowed our guests to make requests as well. One person requested a song that he thought we wouldn’t like since it was on our “we’re not really a fan of this type of music list” and he even checked with us to make sure it was ok to play. The best part is he is so passionate about what he does, you can tell he loves what he does and he is so good at it. Thanks to him our wedding went so perfectly. I will definitely keep him in mind for future events and will recommend him to anyone that needs a DJ.
  • Verified Review Original
    I first found out about DJ Richterscale (Erik) on Thumbtack. It was about 2 months before our wedding and the DJ we originally hired was no longer able to DJ for us. I went on thumbtack and received a bunch of responses to my post but DJ Richterscale stood out to us. We contacted him immediately and he was quick to respond and able to meet with us within a few days. Within the first 5 minutes of meeting him we knew it was only for the best that our first DJ didn’t work out. We met with him for about an hour and he already had a good idea of what kind of music we liked and didn’t like. Within a few days he sent us a ton of music choices for all of the dances (mother/son, father/daughter, cake cutting, etc.). The day of our wedding Erik was awesome! He set up everything he needed for the ceremony only to find out by the wedding coordinator that it all had to be moved. He was able to quickly move everything around and get settled before the ceremony was set to start. Also, our wedding coordinator had to leave the reception early and Erik was able to take over and keep things going. He was the one to coordinate the grand entrance, the toasts, releasing tables to eat, the cake cutting, the bouquet toss/garter removal and all of the dancing in between. He also worked with our photographers and videographers to make sure they knew what was next so they were ready to film. The Party- DJ Richterscale was AMAZING! He was so good at reading the crowd to see what type of music everyone liked to keep the party going. He is a true DJ and the music flowed so effortlessly from one song to the next. Everyone had so much fun at our wedding and it is all thanks to DJ Richterscale. He played all of the music we requested and allowed our guests to make requests as well. One person requested a song that he thought we wouldn’t like since it was on our “we’re not really a fan of this type of music list” and he even checked with us to make sure it was ok to play. The best part is he is so passionate about what he does, you can tell he loves what he does and he is so good at it. Thanks to him our wedding went so perfectly. I will definitely keep him in mind for future events and will recommend him to anyone that needs a DJ.
  • Aaliyah A. May 23, 2017
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    I loved how he knew what the crowd liked and what it didn't. He was very flexible and fun.
  • Karla R. May 2, 2017
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    By far, Erik met our expectations and exceeded them! He made sure that our wedding on 4/22/17 went absoulately smoothly! The music was perfect and to our tastes and matched with the ambiance of the evening every minute! It's been over a week and I am still getting told that the DJ we had was perfect. Never once did I nor my husband say "This song doesn't fit." From the moment you meet him for a consult to the end of the night, Erik made sure that the program (first dance, entrance, speeches, bouquet toss, garter throw, cake cutting, etc) ran perfectly! I would definitely recommend him and would hire him again! Thank you Erik!
  • Nicole W. Apr 5, 2017
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    Best Wedding DJ in Southern California!
    Erik did an incredible job providing DJ services for our wedding ceremony & reception. He was thorough, well prepared, and kept the dance floor full from the start to the end of open dancing. He also took my (bride) requests with pleasure and wanted to do whatever he could to make the night as special as possible. We received complements from wedding guests from all over the country who stated that they have never experienced such a fun and inviting atmosphere and enjoyed EVERY song that was played. Erik is an amazing DJ and you will not be disappointed! Thank you, Erik, you made our reception the celebration of our dreams! Love, Tyler & Nicole
  • Holly C. Feb 13, 2017
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    Will Not Disappoint!!
    Erik was amazing! He was sure to understand what I had in mind and certainly delivered. The had the lighting, the music and even some advice for us as we were trying to make announcement s intermittently.....he became a part of the team.! As soon as we have a date for next year I am hoping he will agree to be the DJ! He delivered on every level and did so with excellence! THANK YOU!
  • Victoria T. Jan 22, 2017
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    AWESOME!
    Awesome! He was the best! Everyone in my family and friends loved him a lot! I would totally recommend him for any party or wedding they would want. He is very patient and kind in person! If I have another party or anything, I would totally ask him to be our dj!
  • Shebra W. Dec 12, 2016
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    Greatest DJ Ever!
    Erik had GREAT energy and knew what songs to play to keep the party going. His professionalism was a breathe of fresh air.
  • Michelle M. Nov 1, 2016
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    Great DJ!
    We hired Erik for a Halloween block party and were truly impressed! He was professional and from our initial interaction to the end of the party he did his job exceptionally well. We have hired several other DJs in the past and he was by far the best. He interacted well with the guests and made sure we were having a good time. I will hire him again and would highly recommend his services!
  • Holly R. Oct 23, 2016
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    THIS MAN IS AMAZING!
    Erik DJ'd our wedding, but that may be an understatement. He was with us from beginning to end, he ran the show, kept the flow going, and kept the crowd dancing! Mood lighting, microphones, remixes, this guy was the best!!!! We have had so many friends say they wished they would have had Erik at their wedding too! Love our experience with Erik!
  • Bradley W. Oct 6, 2016
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    Outdoor wedding in summer
    Very enthusiastic and easy to work with. Provided all the songs and downloaded one from us even. Kept the party flowing and took requests that made it a great time. Zero technical issues too, mics and speakers with great with none of that second rate crap going on like feedback, static, or glitching that can ruin a vibe. Thanks Erik
  • Betty B. Sep 5, 2016
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    Amazing DJ
    Erik was the DJ at our reception for our wedding in January and he was absolutely amazing! He is extremely professional, he met with us prior to the ceremony and got to know our musical likes, he also followed up with a phone call to make sure he captured our personalities. It was a very small inexpensive party with no wedding coordinator however as promised Erik was able to control the mood/flow of the party from beginning to end. If your looking to have a dependable, professional DJ go with Erik!
  • Holly G. Aug 27, 2016
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    Erik did a fantastic job on our wedding ceremony and reception.
  • Katie H. Aug 13, 2016
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    Erik did an outstanding job. Completely professional and fun. Excellent attention to detail. Even when there was a technical issue with the slideshow presentation we wanted to do (our glitch, not his), Erik was on top of it and got everything working flawlessly. Thanks again Erik. Great job.
  • Phillip V. Aug 7, 2016
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    He was an amazing DJ. He set the tone perfectly and played exactly the mystic we wanted.
  • Brittney M. Jul 10, 2016
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    Great personality, organization and professionalism! DJ Richterscale was a hit and I would hire him again without a doubt!
  • Travis S. Jul 8, 2016
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    Erik was the one element of our wedding that we felt could not have gone any better. He is the consummate professional, stays in constant communication throughout the night, and is just a fantastic DJ and master of ceremonies. We were very pleased with Erik's work and will definitely hire him again when in need of an outstanding emcee. He even herded the crowd for us when it was too much to handle. HIRE THIS MAN ALREADY!
  • Evan C. Jun 6, 2016
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    Erik provided professional DJ services for my wedding. He was very responsive to our wishes. All the songs we requested were played (including some unconventional ones) and he stuck with the feeling that we wanted to provide at each phase of the event. Erik did a great job!
  • Joshua H. May 8, 2016
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    Erik is one of the most professional, polite and respectful people I have ever met. He truly made our wedding magical. Erik went above and beyond and was the backbone of making sure our wedding ran perfectly. I would say confidently that Erik can adapt and work in probably any event setting. Our wedding was a mix of 1940’s WWII big band era with a modern touch and Erik had no issue fitting right into our blend. He was rocking from Glenn Miller all the way to Up Town Funk. Erik’s main mission was to make our wedding exactly what we wanted. The best service Erik offers is peace of mind knowing that the timeline of the evening is under control and worry free. Of all the hired staff for the evening my wife and I appreciated Erik the most and I hope to do business with him in the future.
  • Jeremiah L. Apr 27, 2016
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    We had a great experience with Erik. He was very professional and easy to work with. I would absolutely use him again and definitely recommend him to any one needing a DJ.
  • Rachel H. Apr 24, 2016
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  • Cathy P. Apr 8, 2016
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    Erik is the coolest Dj you'd ever meet. He totally got the vibe of the wedding I was trying to create. I got so many compliments at the end of the night, it's exactly what every bride wants to hear. He was so involed the day of wedding he made the timeline just flow with ease. Most definitely going to use him for future events and recommend him to friends.
  • Ashleigh P. Mar 31, 2016
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    Erik is amazing! Such a professional and knowledgeable in every way. Talking to him a few days before our wedding really helped to calm me down. I knew he had it under control and I was not disappointed! He kept our party going, he's a tiny bit more expensive than other DJs around but he is worth every penny! If I had to do it all over I'd hire Erik again in a heartbeat!
  • Justin D. Mar 20, 2016
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  • Chris K. Mar 12, 2016
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    He was great! I would definitely use him again.
  • Denise B. Feb 20, 2016
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    The DJ we originally booked canceled literally a week before the brides wedding. As her MOH I got on thumbtack and almost immediately Erik responded with a very reasonable price and got in contact with bride right away. He was there to set up early, his music was great, overall we were very happy with his services!
  • Lindsay R. Dec 9, 2015
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    DJ Richterscale is awesome! I'll definitely hire him again.
  • Alexandria M. Dec 1, 2015
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  • Jillian P. Nov 22, 2015
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  • Janice S. Nov 8, 2015
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    Arrived well in advance of the guests. He provided the majority of the songs I requested. Great outgoing personality. Had my guests doing the limbo and hula hooping!
  • Megan O. Oct 26, 2015
    Erik was a real pleasure to work with. After some of our initial choices for a DJ fell through, we were recommended to hire Erik to DJ/Emcee our wedding reception. Not only did he offer a very reasonable price, but we were extremely impressed by the strength of his communication and professionalism. We knew we had landed a goldmine when Erik provided us with such a wealth of knowledge regarding every detail for the reception. He was extremely kind, and was mindful and entirely open to implementing every single request we had regarding his MC services, the songs played, and the lighting we wanted to implement. Without a doubt, Erik helped us pull off the most epic dance party the world has ever seen, and we're so thankful that he was the DJ on our special day. Please, do yourself a solid and hire this guy, he's quite and awesome fellow.
  • Eli K. Oct 23, 2015
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    Perfect. My (now) wife Amy and I hired Erik to DJ our wedding, reception and party the following day. The entire experience was seamless because of Erik's professionalism and passion for what he does. He was able to coordinate with others involved in our wedding planning process to help take the burden off us. The wedding day went off without any issues as Erik kept things rolling from ceremony amplification (including live musicians), to toasts, to the ensuing dance party! Our lake party the day after was rained out... no big issue, Erik setup in the house and kept everyone having a great time from my mother-in-law who was tirelessly working to ensure everyone had a great time to our energetic friends dancing. Erik advertises himself as a chameleon if you talk to him on the phone which we found out is entirely true. He was able to blend into our vision of what we wanted our event to be. Where our ideas (or music knowledge) were lacking, Erik stepped in and provided exactly what we were looking for. I have no doubt Erik could provide services for nearly any kind of event if our experience was any indication. Thanks for being a part of our perfect day. Eli and Amy
  • Cindy L. Oct 20, 2015
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    We hired Erik for my parents 50th wedding anniversary party. Erik did an AMAZING job with the entire party. He played all of the music we had asked for and kept a great flow through dinner and after. He was incredibly nice and easy to work with.
  • Koryne T. Oct 18, 2015
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    Erik was awesome to work with. He was patient, organized, understanding, and highly experienced! Our wedding guests loved him! He was entertaining and did a great job collaborating with myself and my wedding coordinator for all things necessary. He was my only vendor that didn't need micromanaged! I was able to give him a list of songs we didn't want played--and they weren't played! And the songs we wanted played, were played. He had awesome musical transitions and even had our guests play a game---which was a hit! Erik even composed a mash up for us to do a group dance too! He sent us 5 different versions of the mash up and we were able to use which one we liked most for our wedding group dance! I highly recommend Erik for all of your DJ needs! Thanks Erik!!
  • Melanie T. Sep 17, 2015
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    There aren't enough stars on this review for Erik - he deserves 10-stars!! Erik was AMAZING. I knew I picked the right DJ/MC for my wedding when I met Erik. He is super enthusiastic about what he does, and incredibly passionate about making your event everything you want. He was so easy work with, and was extremely attentive to our needs on the day of our wedding. He is very experienced and helped make the entire event fun, flawless, and enjoyable for everyone! I would HIGHLY recommend Erik for any DJ/MC needs - you will not be disappointed! THANK YOU!
  • Renee A. Sep 12, 2015
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    Eric was great! Very attentive to what we wanted and he made our wedding wonderful! Would definitely recommend him!!
  • Shannin G. Sep 1, 2015
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    Erik .. I found you so early on into my wedding planning.. lol my and my man both fell in love. He was so kind and easy to understand and laid back yet on top of every detail. Then 6 months later was the big day.. and everything under the sun went wrong! My photo guy was a pervert, the florist forgot my flowers, and the venue put Erik in the wrong location, and my wedding planner left the party 4 hours before it was over! lol.. Despite all of those terrible problems .. Erik was the highlight of my wedding
  • Shelly H. Aug 21, 2015
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    Erik did a Phenomenal job for our Annual Block Party- He even brought prizes for the games he offered (Hula Hoop contest, Musical Chairs & more). Overall polished DJ and knows his music!
  • Jennifer S. Aug 9, 2015
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  • Raymond W. Aug 3, 2015
    Erik was Great! Very easy to work with and professional. He knows how to make it fun for everyone. An exceptional and outstanding performer.
  • Ann G. Jul 4, 2015
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    Very happy with Erik Really made the party special. Great music and lighting spectacular!! Highly recommend thisi
  • Ashley L. Jun 27, 2015
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    Erik was the DJ for my wedding in December 2014. He was amazing! From the planning process to the day of, he was fun and energetic, very communicative, professional, and and all around wonderful person. He made my wedding so memorable and I can't thank him enough. He is a fantastic listener and will tailor the event to your needs. He remembered everything we had talked about. During the wedding reception he played songs that I had completely forgotten I had mentioned to him and it was such a wonderful surprise! Erik did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and everything went off without a hitch. He was very good at determining good volume levels and reading the energy of the crowd. Also, his dance lights were so much fun! I highly recommend hiring Erik. He will make your event everything you ever hoped for and more!
  • Melinda P. Jun 23, 2015
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    Loved Erik! He DJ'd my wedding and my (Husband now!!) ;-) and I are very happy with his work! Kept a great flow of awesome tunes playing for cocktail and kept my dance-loving family returning to the dance floor. ;-) Erik was polite, professional, and helpful from first phone call, first meeting, and throughout the whole process. He was PROMPT to return my phone calls and even just talked things out with me over the phone when I needed some help! Fair price, good guy, good work, would definitely recommend him and use him again!
  • Andrea S. Jun 17, 2015
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    Erik was AMAZING! He went above and beyond with all of the equipment and made our wedding day perfect. I already have guests from the wedding asking for his contact info! Would definitely hire again!
  • Kalie M. Jun 13, 2015
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    Erik was the most wonderful DJ and MC we could have ever imagined for our wedding. From the moment we contacted him through thumbtack to our romantic getaway, Erik took the time to get to know us and come up with a custom playlist just for our occasion. He not only supplied us with dozens of suggestions but worked with us every step of the way to make sure each moment of our special day had the perfect soundtrack to accompany it. I have already recommended Erik to several of my friends just days after the wedding because my husband and I are so overly satisfied and happy that we hired Erik for our wedding. If you want a fun and attentive dj who loves making your day perfect, Erik is your man!
  • Sherry S. Jun 1, 2015
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    He did a great job for us. He was professional, friendly, fun and the music was upbeat!
  • Jhamal R. May 31, 2015
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    The crowd loved him! Last minute booking and he came through in an instant. Would definitely hire him again!
  • Chris D. May 25, 2015
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    Erik was amazing!! He sent us an enormous list of all kinds of music to choose from for every part of the ceremony to really make it our own. Afterwards he played great dance music all of our guest said he was great! you'd be crazy not to hire him!! Thanks again Erik!
  • Sam C. May 20, 2015
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    Very professional. Erik kept the dance floor FULL.
  • Robert L. Apr 18, 2015
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    We are really happy with Erik. He made the party a great success. A real professional. We recommend him highly.
  • Michael G. Apr 17, 2015
    Erik was fantastic! My wife and I were married back in February, and Erik was extremely flexible, played great music that got our guests on the dance floor. I am in the entertainment industry, weddings specifically and Erik is such a Pro that he allowed me to simply enjoy my evening. I will always recommend Erik.
  • Todd O. Apr 17, 2015
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  • Nuvia A. Mar 29, 2015
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    Erik was outstanding. He made sure for everything the day of my wedding to be perfect. He kept everyone Dancing all night in the dance floor. Highly recommend him. Very professional. I will be definitely be using his dj services agai.
  • Andi J. Mar 17, 2015
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    Erik did such an awesome job at our wedding! The party never stopped and He played all the songs we wanted him too! He was fun and professional! I would definitely hire him again for future parties and would most definitely recommend him to friends! Thanks Erik! Andi and Kevin Osso
  • Melissa C. Mar 7, 2015
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    Erik is a gret DJ he went above and behond to make my daughters birthday special.
  • Cassandra B. Feb 21, 2015
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    DJ Erik was amazing! My daughter's party was a huge hit and he had everyone dancing. I highly recommend him for any event. He is professional, honest, upfront and reliable. He walked me through all the steps and delivered!! Simply the BEST!!!!
  • Rita W. Feb 8, 2015
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    Erik was very accommodating. He took requests, he was very pleasant to the guests. I would highly recommend Erik Redmond for your next event.
  • Kendra E. Jan 28, 2015
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  • Tomas D. Jan 7, 2015
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    Simply amazing. Followed through with all of his promises.
  • Chris M. Jan 3, 2015
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  • Victoria M. Dec 7, 2014
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  • Debbie F. Nov 25, 2014
    Erik was an amazing DJ! Everyone at our event had a blast and everyone was dancing ALL night long! He is so personable and professional. I will definitely be hiring Erik again in the future!
  • Chelsea M. Nov 16, 2014
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    Erik was the most amazing DJ I've ever experienced at any wedding or event. From the moment he responded to me through email, to sitting down with me and my husband, to our wedding day, he was nothing but incredible! He exceeded every expectation that we had and is very quick to answer emails and phone calls. He showed up on time and I never had to worry about anything he was responsible for doing. My guests were and still are gushing over how much fun and unbelievable he made our wedding. We had ideas on how to do things but because neither of us ever had a wedding he suggested how to do our ideas better and it turned out perfect. The night before our wedding he called us to go over everything and to answer any questions we had. The phone call allowed everything to be smoothed over and perfected. His exceptional service and attention to detail allowed me to stress over one less thing. Erik was extremely professional, talented, and all around awesome while we worked with him. He has very competitive prices and I highly recommend him. Throughout our reception he constantly played the kinds of songs we requested and kept the party going. He does an exceptional job of reading crowds and keeping people engaged. He constantly let me know what was going to happen next and kept me on the schedule we agreed upon. I've been to weddings where the DJ does what they want without regards to the couple and/or guests and it ends up ruining the party. I can ensure you Erik will definitely not do this and will make your event unforgettable. If you are looking for a DJ for any event or specifically your wedding, look no further, Erik is your guy! You better book him quick because as you can see he is one of a kind and does his job extremely well. I cannot express how happy you and your guests will be!
  • Jeff F. Nov 4, 2014
    Erik really great to work with, and completely prepared. We got married on 10/4/14. The whole party loved his music and he played our favorite songs mixed in with great dance music. It was perfect! I highly recommend Erik if you want amazing music at your event.
  • Maricar T. Nov 4, 2014
    Really Awesome DJ!
  • Andrea R. Oct 11, 2014
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    Loved working with Erik. He was very knowledgable each and Everytime we spoke. Loved the music selection and his ability to keep everyone on the dance floor. Will book him for another event in a heartbeat!
  • Joey L. Sep 20, 2014
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    Erik was the most amazing and perfesional dj u wont be disappointed i give him 5 stars if u need a dj hes the go to guy thank u erik your awsome.
  • Linda H. Aug 9, 2014
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    He came early, set up. He stayed a little extra time and cleaned up all his stuff. He was excellent.
  • Austin M. Jul 27, 2014
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    My wife and I hired Erik for our wedding reception and let me just start out by saying he was just flat out incredible! He started by showing up early and setting up without anybody around, I actually was freaking out cause I had't seen him pull up but to my surprise he was in the reception hall already done setting up for the nights festivities. (He even brought the necessary equipment to play music in another separate room during our cocktail hour and cords which allowed us to play our slideshow music through the speaker system. When it came to the reception he absolute blew us way. He had a wide range of music, exactly what we had requested and it was nice hearing songs from the past that we grew up to again, which he stated he would do. His talents had everyone on the dance floor all night long keeping the party going. I really wish the venue would have let us add another hour to the reception because he made it to that nobody wanted to leave. Eriks communication with his clients is also A++ my wife and I planned our entire wedding from Oklahoma 1,500 miles away and he was always available. He assisted us with a reception schedule to make the night go smooth and on multiple occasions he would Skype us to go over different options and details that we would like. I would highly highly recommend Erik Redmond for any function you host, he brings such a great presence to your function and I guarantee you he will blow you away just as he did for us.
  • Dani H. Jul 8, 2014
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    Erik was fantastic! The theme of our wedding was music and my husband is a bit of a music snob and wanted certain songs with specific versions played and Erik had no problems with accommodating these requests! He was prompt with emails, texts, and met with us more than once per our request. He played every song we asked him to as well as avoided the songs we asked him to. All of his songs transitioned smoothly and he did great mash-ups! Erik is highly recommended!
  • Tiffany K. Jun 30, 2014
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    I could not be hapier with the decision my husband and I made to hire Erik!! He was very professional and did everything possible to get to know us before our event. We got married in Cancun but decided to have a home reception for those who could not make it out to Cancun. We found Erik on thumbtack (our first time on the site) and Erik stood out from the other with his quick responses and great attitude. Everyone loved Erik, and they are still talking about how great our dj was. Some even thought he was a family friend because of how he talked about us and to everyone else. Thank you so much Erik!!!
  • Maritza C. Jun 16, 2014
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  • Alicia M. Jun 4, 2014
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    DJ Erik is the best !!!! He is willing to do anything to make the bride and groom happy. He also knows how to read a crowd and play the right music to get the party moving.
  • Marit B. Jun 1, 2014
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    Erik is a great choice for a dj for your event! He definitely is knowledgeable and seems to always be one step ahead of the game. He walked us through every detail of our wedding prior to the event and then coached us every step of the way throughout the day and evening. He kept the energy level high but also knew when to bring things down a bit for slow dances. We loved having Erik as our dj!
  • Linda W. May 26, 2014
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    Erik DJ'd my daughter's wedding. He was fantastic! He set up both in the reception room and outside for the wedding, kept us on track throughout the evening, and was gracious and accommodating. He met with Brianna beforehand and helped her with locations and music. The biggest thing I appreciated about Erik was that he kept the music playing at a level through dinner that was conducive to having a conversation - we didn't have to shout over each other. He read the crowd. Great job Erik!
  • Becky H. May 22, 2014
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  • Ashley H. May 7, 2014
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    Our ceremony and wedding music was perfect, thanks to Erik. He gave us exactly what we wanted and more. He worked well with our emcee, and kept the party going all night long. We even had a sing-along during dinner, which was one of my favorite parts.
  • Shannon W. May 6, 2014
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    Eric made our day amazing!! He was very professional and played great music. He followed every need we requested and our guests really enjoyed him. We would recommend him to anyone and would definitely use him again. Thank you Eric for such great service.
  • Amy P. Apr 20, 2014
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    Erik was simply awesome! He is very detailed and made sure to make our multi day wedding event filled with music that will be in our minds forever! Thank you Erik- hire this man!
  • Alyssa C. Apr 15, 2014
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    Erik was the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony/reception. He was more than just a DJ. He helped coordinate and made sure everything went as scheduled. Our ceremony started at 5:30 and the reception ended at 11pm. He was very prompt, already set up and ready to go. He was able to read what our guests wanted to hear. We were worried nobody was going to dance. Boy were we wrong! Erik did a wonderful job and I would recommend him to everyone. It was a pleasure!!
  • Nicole J. Apr 15, 2014
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    Erik did an awesome job at our wedding! I've had several guests tell me how much they liked our DJ and how great the music was. Due to some loose ends on my part, like forgetting to write the bridal party down to be announced at the reception, he had to be quick on his feet but always handled it so well! He was a great MC too! The evening went awesome and we couldn't be happier with our choice of DJ. Erik is very professional and good at what he does!
  • Coley M. Mar 10, 2014
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    Erik was a phenomenal DJ at our wedding reception. We had some unforeseen circumstances hit which delayed our schedule a bit. Erik was able to think quick and host an interactive game with the audience, which gave the food staff enough time to prep and serve. He was professional to work with in all aspects and I would highly recommend. Terrific job emceeing our reception. Thank you Erik.
  • Kristin K. Feb 21, 2014
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  • Marjorie T. Feb 17, 2014
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    Erik did a wonderful job for our daughter's sweet 16 party. We had a backyard event and his set up, with lights and music, really took it to another level. He played great music, read the crowd and kept the party flowing. The kids enjoyed the games. Erik was easy to work with, a good planner and followed through on everything promised. We would use him again in a heartbeat. Thanks, Erik!
  • Blanca B. Feb 9, 2014
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    I had the honor of having Erik play for our wedding, and his work was exceptional. He went above and beyond for us that day and we had fun. He read the crowd and had everyone on their feet the entire time. I couldn't be more happier and we definitely want him to play at our future events big or small. Thank you so much Erik for making it just an awesome time. You definitely give 500% and I really will remember my night.
  • Maricela L. Jan 21, 2014
    Erik knows how to get the party started! We've booked him twice already and both times he's been a true professional without compromising the fun atmosphere to be had with teenage and adult guests! Will definitely hire him again in near future!
  • Cindi M. Jan 13, 2014
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    Erik was wonderful, his music and DJ ability was outstanding. He made our wedding on January 11, 2014 one of the most awesome days ever. Erik goes above and beyond to make your day special. he was there early, stayed late and had no trouble with changes. I don't think the day would have gone so smooth as it did if we had chose someone else. I would recommend Erik Redmond to everyone. for any occasion. Erik is wonderful and very professional and truly knows his stuff.
  • Andre G. Jan 1, 2014
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    I have hosted 8 NYE parties in last 10 years and Erik was the most co- operative DJ I have worked with, he captured our ethnic songs and blended it with new hip hop and dance music to perfection, I recommend him without any reservations, Thank you Erik.
  • Ray L. Dec 8, 2013
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    Erik worked our wedding on November 23, 2013. Let me tell you, he is an amazing DJ and Host! He really made the party come alive and his professionalism is second to none. Erik just doesn't play music, he creates a great party atmosphere and ensures everyone is having a memorable time. As I mentioned above, he is also an excellent Host, which is rare in most DJ's. He ensured the agenda stuck to the timeline, which is very important in weddings and cam to check on my bride multiple times. I could see the concern and worry on face the entire day, but as soon as we got the venue and met up with Erik, it seemed as if the weight of the world was lifted from her shoulders. Thank You so much Erik and anyone looking for a DJ should without a doubt hire Erik!
  • Derek Z. Dec 1, 2013
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  • Henry G. Nov 18, 2013
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    At first a little nervous, but when the event started and to the last hour of music, its amazing and perfect. I love this guy. precise, detailed and good music. No complain. Thank you Erik. Job well done. Henry G. V. (11-18-2013)
  • Grace R. Nov 4, 2013
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    Erik did an excellent job. I had a surprise 50th birthday for my husband and it was a 70's theme. I do not know a lot of the music in that era and Erik's expertise made the party incredibly fun. The great music he played made my guests dance from beginning to end. Party went beyond the time allotted for us, the events people had to remind us that it was time go. Erik made this party a memorable one not only for my husband but for all our guests. Thanks Erik, you're the best DJ. Your professionalism will make you even more successful with what you do. I will be proud to recommend your services to all of my friends!!!
  • Kris . Oct 26, 2013
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    ERIK WAS OUTSTANDING!!! You can hire him & have every confidence he WILL make your party successful! Erik arrived ahead of time, set up perfectly and definitely made our school Halloween Festival a huge success. He continually interacted with his audience and we had more kids dancing than any other DJ we've ever had. Erik reads his audience well and plays the appropriate music based on either that evaluation or whatever you prefer. He asks for requests & actually plays them! He was very nice and a pleasure to work with. He was also very timely providing all paperwork needed to satisfy Calif. PTA requirements for insurance, etc. He is a wonderful communicator! We will have DJ Richterscale back-- without hesitation! I am thrilled to provide Erik with a raving recommendation! Sincerely, Kris Rowan ~ PTA President at Jackson Elementary, Temecula, CA
  • Stephen C. Oct 23, 2013
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    We hired Erik Redmond to DJ and MC our wedding October 5, 2013 in Vista, CA. Erik was our man from day one. He seemed to understand our vision, and was most helpful to see it through. His enthusiasm was consistent from planning through the reception. He was willing to meet with us more than once to review the schedule and discuss music options. He communicated like a true professional throughout the process, contacting us via phone or e-mail when necessary, and his prices were more than fair. On time and a true pro. We would highly recommend Erik to DJ your event.
  • Sheryl D. Oct 20, 2013
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    Thanks for doing a great job!
  • Caroline M. Oct 14, 2013
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    On time and everyone from the young kids to the older kids liked the music. I will recommend him to my family. :)
  • Gina L. Oct 1, 2013
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    Erik was fantastic at our 10 Class High School Reunion. He communicated frequently to make sure we had a successful gathering of over 300 people with a spanning alumni from 1980-1989. He was so easy to get along with and his DJ capabilities had many of us dancing the night away!
  • Lauren M. Sep 22, 2013
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    Great dj! Awesome personality, went Above and beyond to make sure my wedding was amazing! Highly recommend !!
  • Robertha S. Sep 16, 2013
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    Erik was DJ for our wedding in August and he did a fantastic job. He had everyone young and old dancing all night. He played everything we wanted to hear and took requests. He is very professional and accommodated all our needs.
  • Y. M. Sep 2, 2013
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    Erik completed DJ service for our wedding on 8/17/13. From the beginning to the end, Erik has been professional, helpful, and has been good at responding quickly to any of my inquiries. He really knew what to play at the right time. Before the service date, he provided such great information and insight from his own personal experience which was beneficial for me in planning the reception. I would definitely refer Erik to all my friends and family in the future.
  • Marcie B. Aug 7, 2013
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    My wife and I spent several hours making a playlist of music we wanted played at our wedding. Each song was labeled with a specific time and event to be played. Erik assured us that he had all of the music we submitted and that there would be no problem playing each song at the specific time. My wife had also given Erik a list of songs we did not want played at our wedding. Erik played the brides march song during while the bridesmaids walked down the aisle. He continually played the songs my wife had submitted as “no play list”. Throughout the entire wedding, Erik seemed to have his own agenda and completely disregard for my wife’s and my wishes. He seemed to rush the entire wedding as though he had somewhere he needed to be. I would not suggest him to anyone.
  • Jennifer H. Aug 5, 2013
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    Erik is amazing, enthusiastic, confidant and a consummate professional! He turned our house party into one of the most fun club experiences ever! He knew how to manage my guests and keep the party going so I didn't have to. Going to have him back for next year's party. We love him!
  • Tina S. Jul 15, 2013
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    Wow, I'm shocked at how much Erik did for us at our wedding.. He not only played perfect music for our wedding, but he coordinated the entire evening! He created a surprise grand entrance mix with our fav songs (because we were in between 2), he excused all of our tables personally for the dinner buffet, he announced the cake cutting with a cute song (Sugar, Sugar), & most importantly he made my now husband & I's family feel super comfortable... We had several compliments on the great music he played & how "cool" he was.. Very happy & satisfied with our decision in choosing Erik as our DJ. -Mr. & Mrs. Guzman
  • Elisa H. Jun 30, 2013
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    I first want to say Erik was the best, as we all know when throwing parties we can run into snags such as over 100 degree weather and no shows so my party was split down more than half. But I must say he worked the crowd that was given and made my daughter the birthday girl feel happy and special, he played great music and had great interactive games for the kids. Thank you Erik I know we will use you in the future. You definitely get your money's worth with him and a great time is priceless.
  • Toi S. Jun 30, 2013
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    Erik did an amazing job! He took the job with a 48hr notice and made my niece's wedding spectactular.I couldn't have ask for more.You will definitely be my DJ/MC of choice when planning my events.Thank You so much!
  • Jessica A. Jun 26, 2013
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    Erik was great! We had a small group of about 40 people. He read the audience well and played great music all night long. He kept usinformed and on track all night. He did an awesome and really made it easy as it could be.
  • Cari L. Jun 25, 2013
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    Erik was great! He did a promotion pool party for my eighth grader and all the kids had a blast! I was impressed that he was able to get the teens out of the pool for some games! One of the things I really liked about him is that he is very flexible and adaptable. Our hard scape was so hot the kids feet were burning so instead of extra games he rated the jumps and dives from the diving board using fun sound effects. They got a kick out of that. He was also very respectful with his language around the pool and helped me multiple times to keep things in line and make sure the kids weren't doing anything dangerous. I would HIGHLY recommend him and I intend to use him again in the future!
  • Ilan C. May 26, 2013
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    Erik is a pleasure to work with. He was always prompt responding to your questions and concerns. He gave my daughter very good suggestions before the wedding regarding the selection of music. Provided great services during the wedding and all the guests had a great time dancing.
  • Alfredo V. May 20, 2013
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    Erik did a great job. He was early and did some great games for the party. He was professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend his service!
  • Camille G. May 11, 2013
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  • Leighton T. May 8, 2013
    We only meet Erik in person a couple of days before our wedding as we were returning from overseas for the occasion. We figured out right away he had a very good intuition for what music we wanted played along with an extensive knowledge of a wide range of music genres. Erik was recommended to us by another DJ who was a friend of a friend but unavailable on the date we wanted. We planned on giving Erik a hard-drive loaded with the music we wanted as we are big on our music and have a range of different types in our collection so thought this was really the only solution to get exactly what we wanted played. To cut a long story short we discussed our preferences and tastes along with listing some bands and artists we liked and well we left the rest to Erik. We kind of had to as we were running out of time on organizing allot of other things for our wedding but felt confident Erik would come through for us after speaking to him. Perhaps slightly fingers crossed at the time as you never really know. The result was fantastic and exactly what we wanted and more as Erik read the crowd perfectly and was one step ahead of the changing mood throughout the night. I would have know issue strongly recommending Erik for a range of events as he is clearly not a one trick pony, rather he is a consummate professional who takes his work seriously and mixes in just the right balance of energy and fun that is required in his line of work.
  • Iree D. May 6, 2013
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    DJ Erik was awesome. As the occasion was for birthday of 5 family members, he made sure that the whole entertainment catered to both kids and adults. Kids and adults enjoyed the games and the songs he played were a hit. My friends and rest of the family were very impressed. We will definitely hire him again and will recommend him to others. Thanks DJ Erik, you were great!
  • Lacie M. Apr 17, 2013
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    Erik did a great job at my wedding reception! With all the last minute changes due to the weather and having such a tough crowd (family was such a snooze fest!) he did an awesome job and had a great positive attitude. He's great at following directions and sticking to any special requests or not playing things you don't want to hear (Gangnam Style ;p). Thanks Erik!
  • Diane T. Apr 16, 2013
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    our DjErik Redmond ROCKED our wedding. He is our go to DJ. Erik had every single person on the dance floor, a sandy beach, we are all still talking about the afternoon and night! My sister is going to be getting engagedthe end of this month and we will be calling Erik to do this wedding too! I got emails all day from guests telling me how great the wedding was. the music, the people, ERIK. He has a great time. We were all dancing and could look over and erik was rockin and singing with all of us. Erik really made this wedding an event. I cannot say enough about this man. he loves his job and is fantastic at doing his job. Very professional, and yet very very down to earth and fun! We were a big loud group and he was our man!! And he looks great in his hat! BOOK THIS DJ. Erik came early and stayed till we finished the evening! We had him for 5 hours, 5 great hours. My daughter wanted a special song to walk down the isle, we had a special song for the flower girl, Erik worked with me to customize the entire day, allowing Erik to use his DJ skills to add songs in that would keep the crowd dancing. He brought the speakers outside our tents to play during the wedding ceremony and then reorganized and was playing music as the guests were entering the tents to eat. All in all...a perfect day, thanks to Eric Redmond. Diane
  • Elle T. Apr 1, 2013
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  • Wendy D. Mar 25, 2013
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    It was the best service I could ask for. Being interactive with our guests was very fun and impressive. Definitely worth the money and more. Best DJ we have ever seen. The music during our reception was appropriate and our playlists as well as the guests requests were played. Showing up early to set up and make sure everything went well ensured us that it was going to be a great night! Thank you so much for your professionalism and dedication and for making our daughters birthday so much more special.
  • Carmen C. Mar 20, 2013
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    Excellent experience! Every one at the sweet 16 party loved him! I even got some calls from other parents asking for his phone number. He was very attentive, kind with a great personality and professional skills! We will hire him again and again!
  • Jaime C. Mar 11, 2013
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  • Michelle C. Jan 30, 2013
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    Thank You Erik for such a wonderful time at my daughter 7th Birthday at SweetWater Farms Petting Zoo and Pony Rides. The kids had such a wonderful time with your games music and prizes. You kept the party moving and rolling with great music fun laughter and excitment. Will be referring and will be using you in the future. Thank You so much. You will always have my recommendation.. Michelle Cline Owner of SweetWater Farms
  • John A. Jan 23, 2013
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  • Melanie B. Jan 2, 2013
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    Erik was a wonderful DJ! We hired him for our corporate holiday party event for 300+ people and he kept the atmosphere alive and going. He kept taking requests and was always in high spirits whenever we saw him. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Thanks so much for a wonderful time!
  • Jerri O. Nov 26, 2012
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    Erik did a great job. He kept the party moving and the energy going. He was kind and considerate and accommodated all of our needs. I would hire him again! I give him 5 stars.
  • Karen L. Nov 18, 2012
    The best DJ ever! Still getting compliments on the DJ (Erik) who did our wedding. Worked wonderfully with the Wedding Party, all of the guests and the entire staff at The Mission Inn. Will never hire or recommend any other DJ other than Erik Redmond! He's the BEST! He was so good we had six young adults ( age 20 something) crash the wedding. As I (the bride) approached them. They said, "Please can we stay and dance with you, there's way better music here then the wedding in the other ball room!" Even strangers agreed!!!
  • Geri T. Oct 1, 2012
    Erik was very professional. On time. Well presented. We had requested beach party music, which he played. But he was also very good at reading the crowd and playing the right music to keep the party going. I would deffinately hire again.
  • Darrelyn B. Sep 25, 2012
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    Erik was hands down the perfect DJ. He was full of life, up to date with all the music I needed to keep the party alive and going! Would rate him an A++++ in all aspects. Very professional. You won't go wrong this this guy!!!
    Erik R. Oct 1, 2012

    Darrelyn, Thank you very much for the kind words. Your response is truly and deeply appreciated. Yours, Erik

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
When everyone tells you how great you are at something, and so often, I have a tendency to believe them. Also, music has been a passionate pursuit all of my life. i have worked with recording artists, produced records, been professional radio DJ, tour manager and MC very often.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings, Children's Events, School functions, Fashion shows, Corporate appreciation parties, Holiday events,Political events, Night clubs, Birthday Parties, Going Away parties, homecoming events, Theme parties, Disco Parties, 70's, 80's, 90's parties. Raves, Techno, Top 40 Fun nights. Luau's, Fundraisers, Country Western Dances, Square Dances.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Call or Email References. I can tell you how good I think I am. My References will tell you how much more than just a DJ that I am. Look at Videos and come to some of my free community events. Meet with me. I will be happy to meet with and answer your questions. I will listen to you and your goals and find out how I can help you achieve them.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The gear is heavy and must be loaded in and out of the venue. Then it must be loaded in and out of the vehicle(s). Power to the system has to be clean. If the power is not ground proper it can make an irritating buzz through my system. Catering all music to the bride or groom's taste has potential risks when it comes to broad appeal. I do my best to strike a balance with each and every event.